May

CLAY FOR NEPAL

The Slowpoke: CLAY FOR NEPAL

Whether it has happened to a small town, a region, a state or country, there’s nothing to like about a natural disaster. One thing that does result from such devastation though, time and again, is the ability of people to gather together, as communities both near and far rally together to do what they can to help.

Such was the case with Two Chaps‘ (who we’ve interviewed this week here) recent weekend day of support in Nepal with all profits from a day’s busy trading going their way. And today, a crew of very talented makers have come together to create Clay For Nepal, an online store and auction with all proceeds headed to the country.

Following the destructive earthquake close to the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu that killed over 8000 people two weeks ago on April 25, Melbourne artist Vipoo Srivilasa pulled together over 80 ceramic artists and potters who have donated pieces for both an online store and auction. And with a second earthquake hitting the same regions just two days ago the help is needed more than ever. All money raised will make its way to the Nepalese communities in need via OXFAM Australia’s Nepal Earthquake Relief Appeal, and will go toward providing emergency shelter, medical supplies, sanitation, safe drinking water and rebuilding the area.

Both the online store and auction have kicked off this morning at www.clayfornepal.com. The auction finishes up this Sunday 17 May at 9pm so get in quick sticks, and know that everything you spend on the fine handiwork of these local makers is heading straight to a very good cause.

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